Hi, it’s Rob from New Leaf Physiotherapy in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Today, I am going to go over the bridging exercise . It is one of the exercises I personally use to help keep myself injury free. To start, lie on your back, knees bent up arms across the chest. Pushing with your
Hi, it’s Rob from New Leaf Physiotherapy in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. I’m going to go over an exercise that I do when I am in the gym. It’s called a single leg deadlift and it is a hip hinge movement to activate the leg muscles on the leg that you’re standing on. This exercise activates
I use this Hip Abduction exercise myself and it’s one of my favourite exercises to keep myself injury free. To begin, use a Thera-band or Thera-tubing with one end secured to something that’s not going to move. I attach one end of the tubing to my therapy table leg and the other end goes on
This week’s blog post is about stretching for the lower body. This is something I get asked about, quite a lot. I have done many talks about lower body stretching for various groups at the Running Room and other community groups. This routine was created a number of years ago. I got accepted into
I have been away from blogging for the past few weeks. My case study blog did not come to fruition as summer just got in the way (which is a good thing). I am back at it now and I will hopefully write a few good article in the upcoming month! This particular article is
I have a passion. This passion involves usually a group of people, dressed in shirts, shorts and a variety of multi coloured shoes. We have a meeting place and at a certain time we take off, like we are chasing something. You guessed it, my passion is running. I have another passion, it is learning.
On my running research kick, hopefully for a few more weeks. Here is another research article on running. It is called, Hip Muscle Loads During Running at Various Step Rates, Lenhart R, et al, JOSPT; 10(44), 2014,pp 766-774 This study is looking to see how the hip musculature activity changes with running at 3 different
Okay, now do not get mad at me for what I am about to say. Give me a chance to explain. The easiest way to run faster is to… run faster. Don’t stop reading. Most of us when we run we run around 80-85% of our running capacity. Every run. Most people do not change
The use of compression stockings during a marathon competition to reduce exercise-induced muscle damage: are they really useful? By Francisco et al., JOSPT, ahead of print This article is very interesting. As this is one of the questions that I frequently get asked about when giving presentations on running. Do compression stockings improve performance? Let’s
I wish all my friends running the BMO marathon/ half marathon in Vancvouer today, good luck. It looks like it is a beautiful day for a marathon!